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Oregon Historical Photo: Shakespearean Festival, 1938

OPB | Oct. 05, 2015

In the midst of the Great Depression, an English professor organized three days of Shakespeare performances in Ashland. Eighty years later, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has become the city’s economic mainstay.

Skeleton Piano Strikes Whimsical Chord with Dance Troupe

OPB | Oct. 02, 2015

Pianist Jennifer Wright created her Skeleton Piano by ripping the panels of an old upright and banging on the guts. Now, she's partnering with the Agnieszka Laska Dancers for a new work.

Oregon Historical Photo: Lung On With Sedan

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Businessman Lung On was a critical part of the John Day community in the early 20th century. 

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A Crash Course In Gardening, From One Of The Masters

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:03 p.m.

OPB's John Sepulvado stopped by the Learning Gardens Laboratory in Southeast Portland for a gardening crash course. It wasn't quite the quick visit he'd hoped for.

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Oregon Historical Photo: One-Room Schoolhouse

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015 midnight

Most photographs capturing rural Oregon’s frontier era were carelessly discarded long ago. But one man’s vast collection brings new insights into everyday life in Southern Oregon at the turn of the 20th century.

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Is Portland The Epicenter Of A New American Bonsai Movement?

OPB | Sept. 19, 2015 8 a.m.

Portland bonsai master Ryan Neil has partnered with cutting-edge architects and designers to make bonsai cool for a new generation. Exhibit A: The Artisan's Cup, a Skylab-designed exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

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Exodus At Towne Storage: Artists Scatter In Search For Affordable Space

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015 10:27 a.m. | Portland

Portland's Central Eastside has become the latest battleground for affordable commercial space.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Cowgirl Thrown From Horse Named Silver

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015 6 a.m.

In 1929 a tragic accident resulted in women being banned from competing in the Round-Up for 70 years because the events were deemed too dangerous.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Contemplating Crater Lake

OPB | Sept. 7, 2015 5 a.m.

Southern Oregon’s Crater Lake is a bright gem in our National Park system. One man led the long fight to protect it from private development.

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Cartoonist Craig Thompson Fills His New Book With Planet-Eating Space Whales And Sartorial Talking Chickens

OPB | Sept. 5, 2015 9:03 a.m.

After wining numerous awards for sophisticated graphic novels for adults, the former Portland cartoonist writes for his inner child — and your real child — in his new book, 'Space Dumplins.'

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Pickers Get Schooled In Wallowa County

OPB | Sept. 4, 2015 10 a.m. | Wallowa, Oregon

This weekend is the annual Juniper Jam music festival in Enterprise.

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A Painter's Take On Change In China

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Rachel Davis, mother of two girls adopted from China, on her family's story and seismic social change.

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Oregon Historical Photo: The Amusement Trail At The Lewis And Clark Exposition

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 midnight | Portland

The Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905 brought countless visitors to Portland to marvel at the wonders of the fair. Portland, wanting to be viewed as a safe city, took precautions to protect the perceived vulnerable female population.

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